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Day of Hope on Maui Aims to Raise $100K for Cancer Community

November 9, 2018, 8:24 AM HST · Updated November 9, 8:27 AM
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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea hosts the 29th Annual Day of Hope Run this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.  The day’s events start at 6:30 a.m., with a 10K Run and 5K Run & Walk along Wailea Alanui Drive.

Both events finish on the Resort’s Ocean Front Lawn with breakfast and prize presentation emceed by news-anchor Howard “Dash” Dashefsky.

Hundreds of community participants are expected to attend, with proceeds to benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children and the American Cancer Society ‘s Hope Lodge.

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    Stylists from The Salon will be cutting off ponytails to be made into real-hair “Wigs for Kids” for children going through cancer treatment. Children ages 3 to 12 years old will enjoy the Keiki Dash on Wailea Beach.  The day concludes with a traditional Hawaiian canoe ceremony to commemorate loved ones lost to cancer.

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    “The Resort proudly hosts the Day of Hope as part of the collective fight against this devastating disease that has touched so many of us,” said General Manager Marc Bromley. “It’s especially important to us that the funds we raise stay here in Hawaiʻi, to assist those in need right here in our community.”

    The Day of Hope is the culmination of year-around fundraising efforts of the Resort’s employee volunteers.  Last year, the Resort donated a record-setting $90,000. This year, the Resort plans to top that with a goal of $100,000.

    “We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Four Seasons Resort Maui,” said Dawn Dunbar, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at Hawai‘i Pacific Health. “We know that Four Seasons employees and volunteers truly put their heart into this fundraising effort for Kapi‘olani, and it shows. It is the Day of Hope that touches the lives of oncology patients at Kapi‘olani by funding critical programs that give women and children a fighting chance against cancer.”

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    Participants can register for Day of Hope by visiting www.dayofhopemaui.com.  The cost of registration is $60.

    The Resort’s efforts also extend to auctioning luxury accommodation packages at the following Four Seasons properties: San Francisco, Seattle, Bora Bora, Chicago, Austin, Santa Fe, Vail, New York, George V, Las Vegas, Dallas, Hualalai, Lanai, and Maui. Luxury stays at The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay and Montage Laguna Beach also are up for bids. Visit biddingforgood.com/doh2018 to access these exclusive items.

    The Ocean Front Lawn at Four Seasons Resort Maui where a continental-style breakfast will be served and prizes will be awarded. PC: FSRM.

    Four Seasons Resort Maui Annual Day of Hope race start. PC: FSRM.

    Day of Hope. PC: File image courtesy Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

    Four Season Resort Maui’s Day of Hope fundraiser. File photo credit: Four Seasons.

    Annual Day of Hope. Courtesy photo.

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